Volume one of a catalogue raisonné of the early works (1956 - 1974) of John Baldessari. Edited by Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, with an essay be Yve-Alain Bois and an interview between John Baldessari and Christopher Knight. Includes an extensive biography and bibliography, a chronology, and index. "The first of a projected four-volume set, this lavishly illustrated book features about 500 works and chronicles an important shift in Baldessari's thinking during these critical years." -- publisher's statement.